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Outsiders To Address Ed Tech Group

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's Students Come First Technology Task Force holds its second round of meetings Monday and Tuesday. The task force is charged with advising the Legislature on the implementation of Senate Bill 1184, which passed earlier this year. The new law mandates online courses for high school graduation and shifts money from teacher salaries to technology. The law is subject to voter approval in November 2012. The agenda includes talks from representatives of the Maine Department of Education, Denver Public Schools and Discovery Learning, an arm of the Discovery Communications LLC, the owner of the Discovery Channel/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Am I the only one concerned that Superintendent Tom Luna's grand experiment with Idaho education leans too heavily on out-of-state interests?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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